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NIA recovers huge cache of arms-ammu in Manipur

NIA recovers huge cache of arms-ammu in Manipur

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Jun 2019, 05:30 pm

Guwahati, Jun 13 (IBNS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials and Assam Rifles personnel recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition in Manipur on Thursday.

The team of NIA and Assam Rifles had jointly launched operation at Lamlai area in Manipur’s Imphal East district in connection with NIA case no RC-15/2017/NIA/DLI ‘Kangleipak Communist Party (PWG) case’.

During the search, the team recovered one AK-56 along with 3 Magazines and 180 live rounds, one point 38 pistol (Makarov – Russian made) along with 4 live rounds, one point 32 pistol (Foreign made), two live hand grenades, 10 rounds of 9 mm pistol and five pairs of camouflage uniforms.

The recovered arms and ammunition were found buried under the ground.

It is believed that the recovered arms and ammunitions belong to associates of self-styled Chairman of KCP (PWG) Moirangthem Rana Meitei alias Paikhomba alias Suchikar.

According to the NIA, an instant case was re-registered under section 17, 18, 20 & 21 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The case relates to the criminal conspiracy hatched by cadres of proscribed organisation Kangleipak Communist party (PWG) Manipur to extort money from local people, Govt. departments, schools, institutions etc. for KCP (PWG) and for further their terror activities in the State.

NIA has already arrested and chargesheeted four accused persons namely Laishram Ranjit Meitei alias Tamnganba, Khumanthem Naobicha Singh alias Jack, Thoudam Chaothoi Singh and Moirangthem Rana Meitei alias Paikhomba alias Suchikar.

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)

NIA recovers huge cache of arms-ammu in Manipur

India Blooms News Service
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